Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of Diabetes

Native Americans experience diabetes at a rate of 4-6 times higher than that of the general population. Breastfeeding can help reduce that risk for both baby and mother.

In a study by Pettitt et al that was published in the Lancet, it was found that breastfeeding reduced the risk of diabetes by 40% through age 40!
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(96)12103-6/abstract

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